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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dr. Michael Chernick, Deutsch Professor of Jewish Jurisprudence and Social Justice at HUC-JIR/New York, will be participating in the Global Day of Learning on November 7, 2010 in the San Francisco area. The event will take place at Pacifica Jewish Community Center, Foster City, CA. He will also be presiding at the meeting of the Consultation on the Sabbath in Text, Theology, and Tradition. The Consultation meets at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Dr. Chernick's recent publications include "The Meaning and Purpose of Contemporary Talmud Study" in Why Study the Talmud in the Twenty-first Century, ed. Paul Socken and "Brisk, Jacob Neusner, and the Stam: Significant Methodologies for Meaningful Talmud Teaching and Study," published by Brandeis Mandel Center in its on-line working paper series.


Dr. Michael J. Cook, Professor of Intertestamental and Early Christian Literatures at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, is invited to serve as Scholar-in-Residence at Temple Beth-El of South Bend, IN, and its broader Notre Dame and synagogue communities, on October 22-24, 2010.






Dr. Susan Einbinder, Professor of Hebrew Literature at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, will be speaking at Yale for the Medieval Studies program on October 28, 2010.







Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., HUC-JIR President, will participate in the panel symposium at the AJC Board of Governors' Institute at the Tarrytown House Estate in Tarrytown, NY on October 22, 2010 at 11:00 am.







Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Professor of Medieval Judaism and Islam at HUC-JIR, will present “Is There Room in Islam for a Jewish State?” at Valley Beth Shalom College of Judaic Studies on November 3, 2010. 






Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman, Professor of Liturgy, Worship, and Ritual at HUC-JIR/New York, will present the Annual Cohon Memorial Lecture on October 29, 2010, at 7:30 pm at Temple Sinai of Brookline, MA. He will discuss "Builders, Baby Boomers and Beyond: Looking for American Jewish Identity," a nostalgic revisiting of baby boomers growing up.






Dr. Jonathan Krasner, Assistant Professor of the American Jewish Experience, recently had his work on K'tonton cited in Tablet Magazine. Click here to read the article "K'tonton Time: The vintage children's book about a Jewish Tom Thumb still speaks to today's kids" by Marjorie Ingall.





Christopher Eli Kraus, JD, MTS, Visiting Instructor in Jewish Education at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, is leading a seminar for the World Day of Jewish Learning, co-sponsored by Jewish Education Society of North America and Jewish Community Centers around the world, including the one in Cincinnati, titled "Love and Relationships in Jewish Life", at the Mayerson JCC on November 7, 2010.




Dr. Adriane Leveen, Senior Lecturer in Bible at HUC-JIR/New York, will be the moderator at the Wisdom Books publication party with Robert Alter at the Eldridge Street Museum on October 25, 2010.






Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Rabbinic and Second Temple Literature at HUC-JIR/New York, will give the annual Rabbi Joshua Trachtenberg Memorial Lecture at Temple Emeth in New Jersey on October 22, 2010.  He will speak on "The Stranger in Jewish Law and Lore: Where Jewish Law meets American Immigration Policy."  Click here for further information.




Rabbi Haim O. Rechnitzer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Jewish Thought at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, was asked to participate in “Establishment Debate: Rules of Civic Engagement,” a scholars' panel from Xavier and Cincinnati Universities dedicated to the question of Church and State.  The debate will take place on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 5:30 pm at the Mayerson JCC in Cincinnati.





Dr. Steven Windmueller, Rabbi Alfred Gottschalk Professor in Jewish Communal Service at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles, will be speaking at Congregation Rodef Shalom in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 10:30 am as part of The Kaplan Institute on Jewish Ethics.  The Institute's aim is to bring together the congregation and community with a Jewish academic who specializes in an area of ethics.  Click here for further information.

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